Synopses & Reviews
This unique series of paintings takes the viewer on a graphic, visionary journey through the physical, metaphysical, and spiritual anatomy of the self. From anatomically correct rendering of the body systems, Grey moves to the spiritual/energetic systems with such images as "Universal Mind Lattice," envisioning the sacred and esoteric symbolism of the body and the forces that define its living field of energy. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Includes essays on the significance of Grey's work by Ken Wilber, the eminent transpersonal psychologist, and by the noted New York art critic, Carlo McCormick.
Grey's art takes us through the physical, metaphysical, and spiritual anatomy of the self, revealing the core of human existence as he brings us face to face with ourselves.
About the Author
Alex Grey is the author of andlt;Iandgt;Sacred Mirrorsandlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;The Mission of Artandlt;/Iandgt;. His work has graced the album covers of Nirvana and the Beastie Boys, has appeared in andlt;Iandgt;Newsweekandlt;/Iandgt;, and has been exhibited around the world, including the New Museum and Stux Gallery in New York City, the Grand Palais in Paris, and the ARK exhibition space in Tokyo. In 1999 the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego honored Grey with a mid-career retrospective. He lives in New York with his wife, artist Allyson Grey, and their daughter, actress Zena Grey.Wilbur is one of the most widely read and influential American philosophers of our time. His writings have been translated into over twenty foreign languages.McCormick is a writer and critic.
Table of Contents
andlt;Bandgt;Acknowledgments andlt;BRandgt;andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Prefaceandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;In the Eye of the Artist:andlt;/Bandgt; Art and the Perennial Philosophy - Ken Wilber andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Through Darkness to Light:andlt;/Bandgt; The Art Path of Alex Grey - Carlo McCormick andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;The Sacred Mirrorandlt;/Bandgt; - Alex Grey andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Sacred Mirrors - The Plates andlt;BRandgt;andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Progress of the Soul andlt;BRandgt;andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Endnotesandlt;/Bandgt;